Geology is a discipline centered on teaching how to interpret the history of the Earth.
Learn to discover, recognize and use natural resources to improve the quality of human
Why geology at OSU?
Our undergraduate curriculum is designed to prepare you for graduate school and careers
in industry as well as federal and state agencies. We offer suggested courses for
select sub-disciplines in Geology to better serve your interests.
Courses to expect for this major include Structural Geology, Geomorphology, Evolution
of Earth, and Plate Tectonics.
Through studying the history of the Earth, students discover, recognize and use natural
resources to improve the quality of life, making Geology majors ideal candidates in
the workforce. Our graduates have pursued successful careers in a variety of fields:
Petroleum and Energy Industry
Academia and Governmental Agencies
Field Camp in Canon City, Colorado, teaches mapping, measuring, describing and interpreting
the rock column
Geochemistry Lab consists of state-of-the-art instruments, geochemical equipment and
The Boone Pickens School of Geology has a strong emphasis in applied and basic petroleum